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How to estimate your tax return

You can quickly estimate your tax return by following the steps in the Simplified Tax Return Calculation below, alternatively use the advanced features for more specific tax calculations (instructions available below the calculator)

Simplified Tax Return Calculation

  1. Enter your Yearly income.
  2. Select State for State Tax Calculation.
  3. Press Calculate to see your tax and take home breakdown - Tax made Simple

The Tax Calculator is now set to use the 2016 tax tables by default. If you are looking to estimate your 2015 tax rebate please choose the advanced option and change the tax year.


*** Please Enter your Yearly Gross income.

Advanced Federal Tax Calculator

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Deduction and Local Tax Options

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IRA and 401K Calculator



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Federal Tax Calculator

Yearly Tax Calculator

How to use the advanced tax calculator

  1. Enter your Yearly income.
  2. Check the box - Advanced Federal Tax Calculator
  3. Confirm Tax Year for Tax Calculation
  4. Choose Standard or Itimized Tax Return Calculation
  5. Confirm Number of Dependants
  6. Confirm Number of Children you claim Tax Credits for
  7. Enter Tax Withholdings for Tax Rebate Calculation
  8. Select other relevant tax factors (Age related tax allowances, head of household tax allowance, tax-deferred retirement plan, cafeteria etc)
  9. Click Calculate to see your tax, medicare and take home breakdown - Federal Tax made Simple

New: How to save your tax returns for future use

  1. Register at iCalculator (Our main portal - account and access is free)
  2. Confirm Your email
  3. In setting, select United States and your country, select your State, enter you Annual Income and complete other settings as you prefer (influences other tax / finance apps)
  4. From the main navigation bar, select Apps and then Tax Calculator.
  5. Tweak the settings to suit your tax return details. Once complete, complete save to save a copy of the tax return calculation for later use. You can save up to 100 separate tax return calculations.
  6. Registering also allows you free access to other tax and finance applications.

[29th March 2016]: IRA and 401k calculators integrated into the Tax Calculator. Select advanced, use settings 'I am between 50 and 65 years of age' as relevant and 'IRA and 401K Calculator' inputs to calculate 401K and IRA as part of your tax return calculation. More info on using the IRA / 401K Calculator here.

[02th March 2016]: For our Canadian users: We are working on a comprehensive Canadian Federal, Province and Non-resident Tax Calculator, we expect to have all elements fully integrated by the end of April (print, save, etc.). Take a look and let us know your thoughts, as always we tweak our calculators design, look and outputs to suit our communities needs. We will be providing a similar interface for the US Tax Calculator this year pending further community feedback.

[10th October 2015]: 2016 Tax tables integrated into the Tax Calculator.

The Federal Tax calculator is updated to include the latest Federal tax rates for 2015-16 tax year as published by the IRS.

The State Tax calculator is updated to include the latest State tax rates for 2015-16 tax year and will be update to the 2016-17 State Tax Tables once fully published as published by the various States.

2016 Tax Refund Calculator

Calculate your total tax due using the tax calculator (updated to include the 2016 tax brackets). Deduct the amount of tax paid from the tax calculation to provide an illustration of your 2016 tax refund.

Tax Illustrations

Looking for a quick snapshot tax illustration and example of how to calculate your tax return? Go to our Salary Tax Illustrations and select an annual salary assessment for an instant tax illustration with tax breakdown and Medicare example.

Updates to the 2016 Tax Calculator

The following updates have been applied to the Tax calculator:

  • Selectable Tax year.
  • Tax calculations allow for Tax-Deferred Retirement Plan.
  • Tax calculations allow for Cafeteria or other Pre-Tax Plans.
  • Selectable Tax year.
  • Updated to include 2016 Federal tax rates.
  • Updated to apply Medicare and Social Security deductions as Pre-Federal Tax calculation Thank you Justin Duel.
  • Calculate Child Tax Credit Refunds.
  • Apply Local Tax rate deductions.
  • Apply Earned Income Tax Credits (Currently works with Child Tax Credits only, further suggestions welcome).
  • Personal Exemptions Phaseout added.

Note: Deaf, Blind or Disabled and Qualified Disabled Veterans are currently active for Michigan only. If you would like these activated for your state, please leave a message on our tax forums, ideally you should also confirm the allowance amount for your State as well.

This federal tax calculator is as good as the feedback, your support, requests and bug catches help to improve the accuracy of the tax calculator for all.

This tax calculator aims to balance ease of use with transparency of tax calculation but is provided for illustration only. Remember that you should always seek professional advice and audit your tax return